Race Weekend Central

Conor Daly Positive After Caution-Free Finish Ruins Mid-Ohio Upset

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Running 21st and 22nd out of 22 cars for the first 10 laps, it made sense when Dale Coyne Racing’s two teams elected to attempt an off-sequence pit strategy. 80 laps later, rookie Conor Daly nearly saw the strategy transition into his first-career Verizon IndyCar Series win. The decision to pit early came easily for …

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Conor Daly Enjoying NASCAR at IMS, Talks 2017 IndyCar Plans

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No track can bring out the stars quite like Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With Conor Daly, the Verizon IndyCar Series rookie for Dale Coyne Racing returns to IMS after competing in three of the last four Indy 500s. This time, however, it’s a different experience for the 24-year-old, who enjoys some NASCAR action this weekend while …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Dissecting the Texas Mess & Road America

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1) IndyCar postponed the conclusion of the Texas race until Aug 27 where the race will resume on lap 71 as things were. Did they make the right decision? What should they have done? Aaron Bearden (IndyCar/NASCAR): I’m not certain of the date, but there wasn’t too much that INDYCAR officials could do given the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Post-Michigan Edition

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The racing weekend at Michigan and Texas gave fans plenty of variety. Youth showed us their talents, restarts were crazy, at least two of the finishes were well worth waiting for and then there was a special groundhog appearance. Just your normal racing weekend. HOT Sooner or later Joey Logano was going to win a …

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Conor Daly Wraps Up Career Weekend With Dale Coyne Racing

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When you drive for one of the underfunded teams on any circuit, the main goal is to finish each race weekend with an undamaged car. A good finish is wanted, but typically unexpected. They come from time to time, but can often be fleeting. That considered, Conor Daly’s weekend in Detroit was a special one …

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Conor Daly Pushes Car to the Brink, Scores Sixth-Place at IMS

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For Indiana native Conor Daly, simply being in the field in any given race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an honor and a privilege. However, for a brief moment during Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Daly looked like a trip to victory lane was in the realm of possibility. Taking advantage of a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Shows Slight Improvement, While ESPN Tries to De-emphasize St. Pete

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Greetings, everyone.  Did you like Sunday’s finish in Phoenix?  It was a good one.  I thought Kevin Harvick was a sitting duck, but he managed to pull it out just in time. Last weekend saw two races in Phoenix, plus the season opener in St. Petersburg for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Good Sam 500k On …

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Conor Daly in for James Hinchcliffe at Detroit

Aspiring IndyCar hopeful Conor Daly will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe this weekend for the Dual in Detroit at the Belle Isle Street Course event. Daly will pilot the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for both races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Hinchliffe was in the first season of a multi-year deal with the …

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